They do, however, wish the 2. That being said, when it came to choosing a car to buy I got a Pontiac Vibe, which is basically the Toyota Matrix's doppelganger. Green Rating 6 Green Fuel-efficient four-banger, but could do more on the environmental front. When it debuted in 2002, the Matrix and the now-defunct Pontiac Vibe shared platforms and powertrains. The Toyota Matrix stands out for its sporty silhouette, rakish roofline, and a handsome, somewhat aggressive stance.
Looks Rating 7 Looks Long in the tooth in its design — could use a style shakeup on the exterior. Inside, it's spacious for five passengers and their belongings. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Matrix L comes with 16-inch steel wheels. It can carry four big people or haul lots of cargo with the rear seats folded flat. © Copyright Canadian Auto Press Who is CarCostCanada We are Canada's 1 choice for New Car Buyers and the Nation's Most Trusted Online New Car Pricing Service.
InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Three-ring climate control knobs deliver air where and when you want it without excessive fan noise. I have two kids and the cargo space 560 litres with all seats in place and 1,400 with the back seats folded flat is roomy enough for most of what life throws at me until I try to pile in everything we need for a camping trip. With steering that feels light and dull, there's just not all that much fun to be extracted here. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet! If that still isn't enough five-doors for you, consider Toyota also sells the Prius+ in Europe, sold in the U.
BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. However, neither model has particularly good fuel economy ratings for the class. Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press I was tempted to steal the rubber floor mats that are so much easier to clean than fabric, and wished that my car had the steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth hands-free capability that this 2013 model has. Seats fold down, and I have actually been able to sleep in it. And let me assure you if I had to buy a car today, I would get the Matrix partly because they don't make Pontiacs anymore and partly because I am absolutely in love wi. You may also want to consider a certified pre-owned Matrix. S models can have an optional Sport Package that features 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear underbody spoilers and a rear spoiler.
Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Performance and Interior The 2013 Toyota Matrix features one of two four-cylinder engines: a 1. The base model is powered by a 1. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Matrix L and S models with the Sport Package are distinguished by a special S badge. Sure, you might have to sacrifice style with the Matrix; it's not the most exciting design on the road. For 2011, Matrix was freshened with new wheels and minor changes to interior trim and a Smart Stop Technology brake-override system was added as standard equipment. All-wheel drive is optional on the Matrix S.
The has one of the worst reliability ratings in the class, but that's its only true downside relative to the Matrix. The 2013 Toyota Matrix hatchback is available in L and S trims. How Safe Is the Matrix? Please for an important message about your web browser software. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-468-6968 -. The lift gate is light-weight and opens in one piece — rising high, out of head-banging range. Upscale S models include a system with a 6. Currently the Toyota Matrix has a score of 8.
They fold down to create a flat area with nearly 1,400 litres of space behind the front seats. The seats are typical Toyota comfortable with nice side bolster support. Since 1999 we have provided Canadian New Car Buyers with access to our proprietary. The uplevel S model gets a stereo with a 6. The Matrix competes with hatchback versions of the Kia Forte and Mazda3.
S models receive a 6. Some models will also have a moonroof or all-wheel drive. Base models come with a 132-horsepower, 1. Overall, reviewers say the 2013 Toyota Matrix performs adequately, but in this competative class, adequate is not good enough. While some members of the automotive press say the Matrix is fun to drive, others say that it suffers from body lean and noseplow when they take it around sharp corners. The Toyota Matrix hatchback seats five on spartan accommodations.
The smaller engine also gets significantly better mileage than the 2. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. A five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard; a four-speed automatic transmission is available. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. But when slippery conditions demand it, the system automatically diverts up to 45 percent of the power to the rear wheels. The Corolla's only engine choice is the same as the Matrix's base offering, and it feels severely underpowered. The features a perfect reliability score, which makes it a marginally better car than its in-house rival.
On the Matrix S model, a Sport Package is available, and it adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and body skirting. Exterior The Matrix has an aggressive-looking front end that features a bulging hood, thin wraparound headlights and a small trapezoidal grille. This also eases entry and exit. . Summary The Toyota Matrix provides the economy-minded pricing and operation of a compact car with the practicality of a hatch.